Skip to main content



Lea Valley Lovesong

As lockdown trundles on, a moment of appreciation for the Lea Valley, the most beautiful part of London, which I am extremely lucky to call my home.

The Valley actually cuts through a huge 26 mile swathe of East London, broadly following the River Lea from where it meets the Thames at Bow right up to Waltham Abbey just on the edge of Essex.

In between, it meanders through the Docklands, the Olympic Park, the Hackney-Walthamstow-Tottenham Marshes, and the beautiful Lea Valley Regional Park.

It also flirts with the fringes of Epping Forest, which itself drifts in and out of East Londoners' consciousness through Wanstead Flats, Hollow Ponds, Highams Park Lake and the Chingford Plain.

Along the way you'll meet the river folk in their cosy canal boats, anglers, cyclists, riders, bird watchers, artists, conservationists and day dreamers napping in the shady meadows. 

I love you, Lea Valley!

Latest posts

Sun Chasers: The Lockdown Mix

Prints now on sale

A special episode of Another Look at London with Katie Wignall

I've come 2nd in the Forest Poets Locals Competition 2019!

8 London Walks in 2019

Photos now available for sale

14 Culinary Adventures in 2019

Another Look at London: A new podcast about London

My favourite films and documentaries about London

Beautiful Widernesses

8 places to buy gifts for foodies in Central London

Learning to drive in London

Top 5 Celeb Sightings

Latest on Instagram